Working Mother

Magazine covering topics of importance to career-committed mothers.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 6, August/September

All aboard for a Rocky Ride!
watch itAll Aboard for a Rocky Ride!Thomas & Friends: Carnival Capers Get set for adventu re when a carnival comes to the Island of Sodor in this DVD release. Meet the terrific train's new friends, Rocky and Rosie, as they learn to work as a team...
"All I Want Is a Little Quiet Time for Myself"
I've clocked it. As a high school English teacher, I speak with more than 130 people on an average day, most of them adolescent students, which, given their fibrillating hormonal/emotional state, should count extra. As soon as I walk into the building,...
Catch It Early
When Julie Hibbert's twins were about 14 months old, the senior HR analyst from Huntington, NY, noticed that her son's fine motor skills were much less developed than his sister's and that he was prone to chronic repetitive behaviors like spinning a...
Eat One, Freeze One
cookbook of the monthSUSIE THEODOROU, author of Can I Freeze It?, thinks a freezer should be a working mom's pantry stocked with easy-dinner essentials: peas, corn, spinach, dumplings, ravioli, fresh pasta and chicken or vegetable stock. She suggests...
First Day of School
When my husband, Mike, and I walked Jack to his very first day of preschool last fall, we were a little nervous. But as we entered the Studio School in New York City and saw the sun shining through the windows and the children's paintings, toys and books,...
Hit the Road, Baby!
When Mary Webb's daughters were 7, 5 and 3, she drove them from Cambridge, MA, to a remote cabin in Maine. The 41-year-old landscape architect felt well prepared for the six-hour journey, having loaded the car with pillows, DVDs and the Annie Get Your...
Know How Fast to Grow
Looking to supersize your franchise? Here's some advice on expansion speed from a duo of experts: Dina Dwyer-Owens, CEO of The Dwyer Group and second vice-chair of the International Franchise Association; and Ed Telxeira, author of Franchising from the...
Letters
We All MatterThank you for writing a story about low-income mothers and their challenges and successes ["Moms Who Matter," May]. For every wealthy mom in America, there are a dozen more of us toiling near the bottom of the career ladder but striving...
Making Partner
Can you be a great parent and a partner at a law firm? Meet three mothers - and the progressive firms they work for-who show what's possible when everyone has a lot to gain by being flexible.When corporate litigator Keara Gordon returned to DLA Piper...
New & Improved Family Tree
Attorney Leslie Adler, 41, is a pro when it comes to finessing overloaded schedules. For more than a decade, the Jericho, NY, mom has navigated school and legal systems, defending the interests of a national bank by day while steering the extracurricular...
Overscheduled? Not!
As you get ready to send your child back to school, a big concern is how she'll spend her out-of-school time. Chances are you're carving out a schedule for her that keeps her busy and cared for while you're at work. Yet some of us worry that our kids...
Playtime
Years from now when your kids recall their fondest childhood memories, chances are they'll talk about the great times the family spent together-you chasing them through the park, rowdy games of tag, charades in the family room while the rain pummeled...
September Solutions
back-to-schoolHomework Helper Wonder where your kids wander while researching online? Limit their escapades, but not their learning, by bookmarking these safe search sites: www.kidskonnect.com offers a directory of smart and fun websites created by educators;...
Some Assembly Required
This month's entrepreneur moms Judie Byrd, 59, and her daughter, Teresa Shurtz, 38, mom of two, ages 1 2 and 10; respectively, founder and vice president of operations for Super Suppers, Fort Worth, TX. Growth; 265 franchises in 40 states. Gross annual...
Tears, Pride, Hope
Living in a small town with a former U.S. pre- ident and a current U.S. senator-who also happens to be a presidential contender-is very exciting indeed! On Memorial Day, Senator Hillary Clinton marched in Chappaqua's annual parade, along with the Girl...
Techno Tot
You probably spend plenty of time pecking away at your laptop or BlackBerry, even as your preschooler plays CD-ROM games or pushes buttons on an electronic talking toy. Technology is a fact of iwenty-first-centuryparenting. While you know your child...
The Scoop on Day Care
A few months ago, headlines shouted that child-care centers contribute to children's disruptive behavior-an effect that lasts through sixth grade. The news, gleaned from a long-term National Institutes of Health-funded study, made lots of us nervous....
This Is How She Does It
ELIZABETH WARREN32, ninth-grade English teacher, West Haven High School, West Haven, CT; mom of twoMost of us, if we're lucky, have had that one remarkable teacher- the one who nurtured us, pushed us, listened to us and taught us lessons that went beyond...
To Eat or Not to Eat-Fish
A recent British and American study suggests that children whose mothers ate more fish during pregnancy showed better neurological function than children whose mothers ate small amounts offish. "Fish are very beneficial-they're high in protein and long-chain...
Too Specialized?
When he was young, your child was a wiz at math and science. But he also liked history and music, though he didn't ace them. Now, in high school, his main interest and best grades are in science and math, with other subjects falling by the wayside. You...
Young, Gifted and Leaving
Attorney Megan Frese Porio's choice was a no-brainer. Offered a coveted spot at a big New York City firm, she opted instead to join Gibbons, a regional firm in Newark, NJ. "I was thinking about having a family, and I saw Gibbons as a place where I could...
You're Baaaack!
No matter how prepared you think you are for your return to work postbaby, the first few weeks (and even months) back can pack quite an emotional and physical wallop. Our tried-and-true survival guide-with tips from moms who've been there, done that-will...
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